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Oral history interview with Borys Russko

Oral History | Accession Number: 1998.A.0300.84 | RG Number: RG-50.488.0084

Borys Russko, born in Podolany near Bialowieża, Poland in 1929, discusses the prewar relations among Poles, Belorusians, Russians, and Jews; his childhood Jewish friends; the German invasion; restrictions imposed on the entire community; harsh punishments for breaking the law; restrictions on the Jewish community; hearing gunfire from a mass killing; public hangings; not knowing what happened to his Jewish friends; the atmosphere of fear; the demolition of the synagogue in 1960; and his feelings that the Jews of his town had been ripped from the community.

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Borys Russko
interview:  1999 July 09
1 videocasette (Betacam SP).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2021-02-16 15:52:40
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